Friday, November 29, 2013

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Friday November 29 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian government, military under attack after third soldier's suicide this week

The suicides of three Canadian veterans of the war in Afghanistan, in separate incidents this week, has raised more questions about how much support Canada's soldiers are getting from the military.

Both the government and the military are promising to step up efforts to help veterans.

But with reportedly 50 inquiries into soldier suicides to be concluded, Official ...

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Proposed ban on religious wear spawns online hate

Messages of hatred were posted on a Facebook page that featured a picture of two daycare workers wearing niqabs leading children on an outdoor activity in Montreal. The picture was reprinted on the front pages of newspapers and became a hotly-debated subject on radio talk shows.

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Eye on the Arctic – Why Inuit are still fighting the EU seal ban

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North

From the moment the European Union issued a ban on seal products,  Inuit around the circumpolar world braced for the consequences.

The European Parliament had passed the bill in 2009 after a campaign by animal welfare activists against the commercial seal hunt. ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canadian woman denied access to U.S. because of hospitalization

Canadian Ellen Richardson says she was denied access to the United States by U.S. Customs at Toronto's Pearson International Airport because of a 2012 hospitalization for depression, according to a Toronto Star newspaper report.

Richardson was on her way to a 10-day Caribbean cruise, when she was told by a U.S. agent at the airport she could not fly to ...

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Anniversary of a Canadian literary legend

November 30th is the anniversary of one of Canada’s most widely known authors. Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island on this date in 1874.

She was raised on the island in Cavendish. In 1908 she wrote the best seller “Anne of Green Gables”, set on the island, and seven sequels, all huge successes, and which ...

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Changing the HIV fight from control towards cure

Medical facilities in the national capital, Ottawa, are set to become a global centre for HIV research.

The Ottawa Hospital, The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the University of Ottawa will combine efforts n a new research project that aims to find a cure for HIV that caused AIDS.

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$100-dollar hamburger creates a buzz

A pub in the oil capital of Canada, Calgary offers a high-end burger that costs $100 and is selling two or three every day. The hamburger is a beef patty topped with black truffle cheese, red onion jam, foie gras, duck confit, heirloom tomato and lettuce and is served on a French-style brioche bun.

“In your face”

Why ...

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Canadian retailers try to win back shoppers

Canadian retailers want to stop shoppers from going to the United States to hunt for huge bargains traditionally offered on what is called Black Friday.  They are making big efforts to get them to stay home and shop instead.

It’s not ...

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Beware posting vacation plans, absences, on social media

A family in the city of Kamloops  in the interior of the weat coast province of British Columbia has learned an expensive social media lesson.

Kamloops, a city of about 85,000 is a three-and-a-half hour drive from the major port city of Vancouver.

Gina Taylor posted a note on Facebook last Friday afternoon to say the family was ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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